Karl Bauer

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  1. Or you do like the production shops do and use 3/4 material for the stiles and rails and 5/8 material for the panels.
  2. I have not used the jointer feather board so I dont know how well it works. My next purchase is an upgrade to the 52 inch biesmeier fence. I am currently using the 32 inch version. But found a real deal on the upgrade for only $150 for everything. That is the brackets, tube, and fence all for 150. I just can't pass that one up..
  3. Tony I also have an electric planer, it sits and gathers dust. A properly tuned and sharpened hand plane beats an electric hand planer for both speed and accuracy.
  4. Do you mean something like this http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18925&filter=mag%20switch Mag switch stuff has been available in the USA for a few years now.
  5. You mean we don't get admittance to the dinosaur club at 50?
  6. I am with you on this one. I have been known to give my name as Nunya Bizniz. On here it is my real name. What it means translated from German is Charles Farmer.
  7. So what club do I join when I turn 50 in 13 months?
  8. Have you tried putting the Sawstop in bypass mode (essentially turning it into a regular table saw) when using the smaller blade?
  9. You would use an accelerator because you can also use ca as a filler. And if you don't use an accelerator when you are using it as a filler it takes forever to set.
  10. I have all three sets of the rover bits and a set of the twist bits. They do honor the warranty on the drill bits no questions asked. The drill bits are replaced for free even if the damage is your fault. I have not tried their saw blades so I have no comment on them. I pretty much destroyed the 1/2 inch bit drilling holes (with a hammer drill) in my garage floor to anchor a vise. Took the whole set to the woodworking shows a few weeks later pulled the 1/2 inch bit out of the box and started to hand it to the guy. No dice he wanted to look at the whole set and replaced three bits and hande
  11. For those of you who don't already know this Delta, Porter Cable, DeWalt, and Black and Decker are all the same company now. They are all owned by Stanley tool works. So if you have a hard time finding replacement parts for a Delta try the same tool as a DeWalt or Porter Cable. The corporate website for the new Stanley Black and Decker http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/contact-us
  12. Recycle the aluminum and treat yourself to a new CMS.
  13. Uh Poplar is a hardwood. Density of the wood has no bearing on whether it is a hardwood or not. All broad leaf trees are hardwood, all conifers are softwood. Which even makes balsa wood a hardwood.
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    file cabinet

    Designed it myself. I just used 3/4 inch oak veneer plywood and sized it so that a standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper would fit inside the 2 bottom drawers. The top drawer is for pens, pencils, the T.V. remote or whatever. It was really a quick knock together thank you gift for my MIL for house sitting and taking care of my 3 dogs while my wife and I were on vacation. My MIL lives in a retirement home and has a small apartment there. It is sized to act as an end table next to her living room chair.
  15. Not really sure yet, I figure it should be about the same as working with Formica. You know contact cement on both surfaces and all that. But the $22 for all 5 sheets I just could not leave with out it. BTW I found it at a Habitat for Humanity Restore.
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  17. Then maybe I shouldn't tell you about the piece that I have that is 4 inches thick 16 inches wide and 8 feet long? That has been air drying for 2 and a half years so far. Just another 7 years to go before I can use it.
  18. I have absolutely no idea what to do with it yet, but 5 full 4X8 sheets of paper backed maple veneer for $22 I could not pass up.
  19. Oh don't get me wrong Mike the Bailey does a fine job but, the extra weight of the Bedrock means it gets more use especially for rough work.
  20. Nate Sorry but I just have to gloat, that bedrock only cost me $35 at an auction. I am sure you (and Muddlermike) know it is comparable to a L-N or Veritas that costs $350 or more. To top it off it is one of the harder to find corrugated sole 605's.
  21. That's an easy one to answer, there are a bunch of hand tool links in the sticky at the top of this category but the one you need is this one: http://www.hyperkitt...h_plane/dating/
  22. No problem with me Bobby All my hand planes are antiques mostly bought at auctions for not much money, I tend to rehab them to usable status instead of trying to restore them to pristine condition. The thing with the 3 planes I listed are the quality of the manufacturing that went into them. The Handyman = homeowner or basic plane The Bailey = your standard quality woodworkers tool The Bedrock = Rolls Royce quality All 3 made by Stanley but guess which one I use most.
  23. OK gonna take a stab at this: 2 Festool 1 Triton 1 Dewalt 2 Hitachi 1 Makita 3 Porter Cable 1 Bosch 1 Milwaukee and 4 that I can not see well enough to ID That is 16 total. How did I do?